It may have been a tiny turnout, but Burbank voters on Tuesday sent Measure S -- the $110-million school bond -- well above the 55% approval threshold needed to pass.
Of the 6,595 votes counted, 4,053, or 61.5%, were in favor of the bond, according to the Los Angeles city clerk’s office, which administered the election.
Burbank has 61,153 registered voters. But low voter turnout was expected, given that interest in the Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees election is typically tepid at best.
But since Burbank only conducts all mail-in ballot elections, it had to piggyback on the L.A. County election because state law requires polling stations for bond measures.
The $110-million Measure S bond comes 16 years after voters approved the 1997 bond, which allowed Burbank Unified to update its facilities. That bond was fully expended by 2005.